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How to do a Bodyweight Workout

Being in the fitness industry for about 10 years now, I’ve heard just about every reason why someone isn’t able to start working out. Sometimes it’s a money issue, or their boyfriend didn’t say it was Okay, or your dog ate your workout shoes. One of the more prominent excuses that I hear is not having enough time.   Luckily enough for you, you don’t know 2 hours...

How to Overcome Those Cravings That Are Holding You Back

Sugar cravings, we have all had them. We are hardwired by our biology to love the taste of sweetness. We evolved seeking out sweet fruits rich in vitamins, minerals and a quick source of energy. The taste of sweetness helped us to avoid eating foods that were spoiled or poisonous. In coaching nutrition clients, many talk about sweet cravings when they begin to eat healthier....

How Exercise Makes You More Smart (Get It?)

Many of us spend most of our days in the gym trying to lose weight or put on muscle. Many a person has wasted countless hours walking on a treadmill or pedaling away on a recumbent bike in hopes of developing those ever evasive 6-pack abs.    However, there is an underlying effect that exercise has on us that most of us don't appreciate. Actually, I would imagine most...

Becoming Unplugged to Improve Your Life

The technological advances we have in our lives today are truly amazing. Smart phones are an example and have brought major convenience to our lives. We can read books, Google answers to questions and remain connected to the outside world 24/7. While these advances have improved our lives, they also come with a downside. Where can we find time to pause from all this...

Eat More to Help You Eat Less

Ever since the 1950s and 1960s dietary fat scare, American society has been conned into believing that anything that has fat in it should be eliminated from your diet. And, thanks to constant propaganda, many people and companies have taken full advantage of our psyches to maximize on this message. During the last 50 or 60 years, we've seen diets like the Adkins Diet, the Grape...

Finding Other Healthy Fat Options

  Protein, carbohydrates and fats are the macronutrients that make up the bulk of our diet. There are a variety of proteins and carbohydrates to choose from but some struggle with finding healthy fat choices-healthy being the operative word! They either can’t eat or don’t like nuts and avocados are green and who eats green foods! Fish is another option but many are...

The 3 Things You Can Change to Become Fulfilled

At the beginning of our journey to understand the Pyramid of Vitality, we started by talking about the seemingly unrelated topics of purpose and values. On the surface, it doesn't make sense why purpose and values has anything to do with your physical fitness or your lifestyle decisions. At least until you dig into it.   The last of the 3 characteristics of vitality (if...

Understanding the Art of Fulfillment

We're entering the home stretch of our journey. If you’ve been with me through all of this, let's quickly review what we've covered (if you haven't read the previous articles, I strongly recommend you do so in order to get a full understanding of this topic):   #1) We covered the basics of the Pyramid of Vitality and how it can have an impact on your life. #2)...

Shutting Off Autopilot to Live a Better Life

How many times in your day are you rushing from task to task just to get things done? When you go out with others do you leave your phone in the car so you can focus only on those around you and what you are doing? Thinking more about what might happen in the future or regretting something from the past keeps us out of the present. Practicing mindfulness or purposely focusing our...